A Wisconsin Rapids man has been accused of stealing a van and cell phone from a friend.  The deputy said in May 30-year old Jason Brown had gone to a friend’s house in the Town of Big Flats to stay the night.  When the friend woke in the morning, her 1996 Chevy van and cell phone and Brown were gone.  Brown admitted to the deputy that he had taken the items and left them at a residence in the Rapids.  Brown has been charged with operating motor vehicle without owner’s consent and misdemeanor theft.